Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Sep 2006 16:00 UTC, submitted by Sonia Mehta
Apple "I want Vista to be a better OS than it's been promoted to be, but at the same time, I also want OS X to finally receive the public adoption that it deserves. Now is the time for Apple to creatively promote its Macintosh platform with OS X. This is the critical hour, and if Apple is able to take advantage of the uneasy feeling that many have towards Vista, then they could attract an untold amount of new users."
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RE: What will really happen.
by JeffS on Thu 14th Sep 2006 21:06 UTC in reply to "What will really happen."
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"As for Linux on the desktop, it will never happen. It is still very difficult to install and configure, and auto-detection tools don't always work the way you want them to, if they work at all.
Plus, Linux is *designed* to be difficult to use. Don't believe me? Recall the Raymond/Perens business model, which recommends that companies profit from open-source software by selling CDs (quickly becoming a thing of the past, with the widespead adoption of broadband), as well as SELLING SUPPORT FOR THE SOFTWARE. So Linux is designed to be difficult to use, so that companies like IBM and Novell can sell support for it."


That's the biggest FUD statement I've seen in a long time.

If Linux is so friggin difficult, then how come I can install PCLinuxOS, Freespire, Mepis, or Kanotix (and a number of others) in 10 minutes or less, without having to configure anything, and all hardware working out of the box?

Basically, danq's statement is one of complete ignorance and assumption, and zero real experience.

I'm sure he/she just heard "linux is hard and for geeks", and assumed it was true. Either that, or he's a paid MS astroturfer.

Ah, FUD. It just never goes away, does it?

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